Author Archives: akaptao

04 May
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New Bill Could Make Medicare More Telehealth-Friendly

May 4, 2017: Medicare could become much more open to telehealth if legislation introduced in the Senate recently makes its way into law. Source: APTA Feed New Bill Could Make Medicare More Telehealth-Friendly

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03 May
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Orthopaedic Surgeons Promote Conservative Approaches to Pain Treatment in New Opioid Awareness Campaign

APTA applauds the AAOS anti-opioid campaign. Source: APTA Feed Orthopaedic Surgeons Promote Conservative Approaches to Pain Treatment in New Opioid Awareness Campaign

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02 May
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CMS Proposes 1% Increase for IRFs, SNFs; Seeks Comment on New SNF Case-Mix System

CMS: a 1% increase for SNFs and IRFs, and maybe goodbye RUG? Source: APTA Feed CMS Proposes 1% Increase for IRFs, SNFs; Seeks Comment on New SNF Case-Mix System

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01 May
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Study: Only 10% of Physician Visits for LBP Resulted in Physical Therapy Referrals 1997–2010 While Opioid Prescriptions Climbed

May 1, 2017: If there is consensus among physicians that physical therapy is a preferred first-line treatment for low back pain (LBP), you wouldn’t be able to tell it from the referral rates cited in a recent study. Source: APTA ...

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28 Apr
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Prospective Payment System Proposed Rules Released for IRFs, SNFs

April 28, 2017: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule on the 2018 prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and its proposed PPS rule as well as a proposal of advanced ...

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27 Apr
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With Health Care Reform Plan Still Unclear, APTA Signs Onto Coalition Letter to Preserve Rehab Services

April 27, 2017 While Congress and the White House discuss what, if anything, will be offered as a replacement for or adjustment to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), APTA and other organizations are staking out their positions on policies that ...

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26 Apr
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Don't Stop Believin': Multistate Licensure Compact Set to Begin in 2018

PTs and PTAs are significantly closer to being able to practice in multiple states without multiple licenses. Source: APTA Feed Don't Stop Believin': Multistate Licensure Compact Set to Begin in 2018

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25 Apr
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WHO Makes the Case for Rehabilitation as a Worldwide Health Priority

“In many parts of the world … the capacity to provide rehabilitation is limited or nonexistent and fails to adequately address the needs of the population.”  – WHO Source: APTA Feed WHO Makes the Case for Rehabilitation as a Worldwide ...

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24 Apr
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Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship, Grant Opportunities

Research grants and scholarships now available from the Foundation. Source: APTA Feed Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship, Grant Opportunities

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21 Apr
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CMS Clears Up Error in Description of Which CPT Code Combinations Won't Receive Full Payment

CMS corrects an error in its efforts to correct errors in CPT coding. Source: APTA Feed CMS Clears Up Error in Description of Which CPT Code Combinations Won't Receive Full Payment

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